As if being subjected to the downright dismal Jak II wasn’t punishment enough, the PAL version has launched in a sorry state. As has become infuriatingly frequent with these PS2 Classics emulations, Sony has opted to release the European edition in the Old World, which has resulted in some kind of weird slowdown bug. This is all presumably down to refresh rates and other technical details that fly over our head, but the bottom line is that it looks borderline unplayable – like the hero is running through treacle.
The good news is that these issues don't apply to the North American edition, and Sony is aware of the problems with the PAL release and is already hard at work on a solution, which we imagine it’ll issue as soon as possible. How the game managed to release in this sorry state in the first place, though, is beyond our comprehension.